Coleman set for championship return

Cordell Coleman, a player that did whatever it took to help the team win. Whether it was killing penalties or coming up clutch offensively, that’s exactly what he did.

Coleman was completely committed to the Dauphin Kings crest and played an integral part in the team winning the Turnbull Cup last year which saw them qualify for the Centennial Cup, Canada’s National Jr. A Championship.

One of his biggest moments came in game five against the Winkler Flyers. Up 3-1 in the series and tied 1-1 in the game, Coleman scored a beautiful goal and the shorthanded marker ended up being the game-winner. The series win booked a berth in the final against the Steinbach Pistons.

Dauphin would then raise the Turnbull Trophy on May 11, 2022, after a 2-1 win in Steinbach.

Now playing collegiate hockey at Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT), Coleman will never forget how special of a season last year was.

“It was amazing. I still look back all the time at the photos of last year, especially from when we lifted the Turnbull Trophy,” said Coleman. “It brings so many memories flashing back and joy. The guys that I shared it with will always be my brothers.”

Cordell has now played 12 games with NAIT, scoring once while adding two assists.

“Everything has been going pretty well,” said Coleman. “It’s been a big step because now I’m focusing on school a lot more, but it’s been great and I’ve really enjoyed it.”

While Cordell now lives full-time in Alberta, he is coming back to Dauphin. He will be back in town on Saturday when the Kings go up against the Waywayseecappo Wolverines for their final game of 2022. Cordell says he’s looking forward to being back in front of the best fans in the MJHL and the place where last year’s championship season all started.

“It’s going to be amazing,” said Coleman. “I’m looking forward to seeing a few of the players that were on last year’s championship team, it’s going to be a special night.”

Carson Cherepak and Logan Calder are also scheduled to return for the game.